The TDI Sidemount Diver course is the ideal specialty for any diver wishing to use this increasingly popular equipment configuration, either as a stand-alone course OR in conjunction with one of TDI’s other open-circuit technical specialties such as: Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix, Advanced Trimix, or Advanced Wreck. If this course is combined, the requirements for BOTH courses must be met.
KISS Sidewinder Sidemount Rebreather
Sidemount rebreathers have historically taken on the form factor of a sidemount open circuit tank. While this design attempts to mimic the streamlining of a sidemount cylinder, often hydrostatic work of breathing issues result if the unit isn't perfectly rigged and mounted. Even when it is, the work of breathing is only optimal when in certain diving positions.
The KISS Sidewinder rebreather solves these issues by splitting the canisters on the diver's left and right sides. These are connected by one 8-liter counterlung, which spans across the diver's back. The result is a super clean, streamlined configuration which provides excellent work of breathing in most diving orientations.
Our standard configuration comes the following way:
Primary PO2 Monitor is a Hardwired Shearwater Petrel
Secondary Display is a Nerd 2 with 4pin connector
3X Oxygen Sensors with Molex style connector
KISS dual button - bottom loading MAV (for side mount)
Syntactic foam insulation
KISS Sidewinder Specs:
Depth rating:300 fsw / 91 msw
Scrubber Type:bi-axial design
Scrubber Capacity:4.4 lbs. with Molecular 797 Grade (812 Mesh) Sofnolime.
Weight:Complete with BOV, harness and wing (minus tank and sorb) 21-lbs. / 9.5 kg.
The KISS Sidewinder does not include:
Since most sidemount divers already own a sidemount harness they like, the Sidewinder does not include a sidemount harness or wing.